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Archive for August 12th, 2008

Photo of Estelle by Sara Krulwich/The New York Times

The New York Times featured a great article back in July on 8o-year-old Oscar winning Estelle Parsons– currently starring in the Broadway show “August: Osage County”  in the role of Violet Weston attributes her fitness to hiking, swimming and her 30 years of yoga practice.

“…she does yoga in her dressing room and at home whenever she gets a few minutes.”

Find the article here and be inspired: The Role is a Workout, but She’s Fit

by David Belcher

-Eliza

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A great article posted just now on the Huffington Post by Simran Sethi and Sarah Smarsh: Life Cycle: This Yoga is Healthy? Not on a PVC Mat.

“The majority of yoga mats are manufactured in Taiwan and made of poly-vinyl chloride, or PVC. PVC makes a great mat due to its grip, durability and price point. But, unfortunately, there is no safe way to create, use or destroy these mats.”

Check back to my post My favorite yoga mats to find some great green options!

-Eliza & Britt

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Sorry, we’re not talking iPhones here- different Apple. But still something to get psyched about! I just visited the Big Apply Power Yoga studio website because of the article I read mentioned below and found a really great deal:

New members can get a one-month unlimited pass for just $60! A whole month for the price of 3 classes. I wouldn’t pass this up.

Their regular monthly unlimited is $200/month but also includes free washing of your yogitoes, 1 free towel per class, free mat storage, 10% off retail the day of purchase and 10% off all workshops during the months of your pass.

Downside…only 3 classes a day – no AM classes.

Located at 320 West 37th Street, Suite 10D (Between 8th & 9th Ave). Closest subway seems to be 34th Street ACE.

-Eliza

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Jen Murphey of the Wall Street Journal Online writes a regular column called What’s Your Workout?  Today’s article features a New York City Exec’s love affair with Baptiste Yoga and Big Apple Power Yoga Studio in Midtown.  Check it out, Staying Sane and in Shape Thanks to a Strict Yoga Regime.  You can also join Murphey’s WSJ Forum Finding the Right Exercise and discuss your own workout.

-Eliza

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